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On Golf: Future U.S. Ryder Cup Teams Need to Adapt to the Times
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Making the cutoff for Cup qualifying later than the P.G.A. Championship and putting less stock in experienced players could make the Americans more competitive.

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Punch Shot: One fix for the Ryder Cup
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Everytime the U.S. team loses a Ryder Cup (especially when it loses big), panic ensues. Does the Ryder Cup need fixing? GolfChannel.com writers weigh in with what, if any, change is required to make the competition more competitive. By RANDALL MELL The Ryder Cup doesn’t need fixing. It’s the American team that needs fixing. American […]

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Cadillac to sponsor WGC-Match Play for one year
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The PGA Tour announced on Tuesday that Cadillac has agreed to become the title sponsor of the 2015 WGC-Match Play. The one-year deal expands Cadillac’s World Golf Championship portfolio. The company already sponsors the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, and gives the Tour a year to secure a more long-term sponsor as the Match Play transitions […]

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U.S. team golf should follow lead of USA Basketball
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People are screaming from the mountaintop that the Americans need to blow up the current system for selecting a Ryder Cup captain. I’d agree, but I’m not exactly sure how the current system is concocted. Word is the PGA of America gets three high-ranking officials in a room, throws out names of candidates and goes […]

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Report: Woods to open restaurant in South Florida
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Tiger Woods’ latest business venture? Restaurant owner.  The Palm Beach Post reported Tuesday that the former world No. 1 will open a restaurant and sports bar in his new hometown of Jupiter, Fla.   According to the Post, Woods’ restaurant will occupy one of the spaces in a new $150 million entertainment complex at Harbourside […]

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Faldo: Mickelson threw Watson 'under the bus'
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Nick Faldo on Monday criticized Phil Mickelson for “throwing the captain under the bus” during the U.S. Ryder Cup team news conference. Faldo, of course, knows a little bit about Ryder Cup criticism, seeing as he’s the only European captain to lose a cup this century (2008).  “For him to sit there and throw the […]

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Play with confidence like Europeans at Ryder Cup
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The European Ryder Cup team dismantled the Americans over the weekend to capture its third consecutive Ryder Cup, 16 1/2 to 11 1/2. There are many reasons why Team USA lost another Ryder Cup, but one that was obvious to me was a lack of confidence. The Americans went to Gleneagles knowing they were an […]

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Hawk's Nest: Paging Paul Azinger …
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Three consecutive losses, each distinct in its own demoralizing fashion. A comeback without completion at Celtic Manor, then a Sunday meltdown at Medinah, then another epic blowout that ended with the team’s most decorated player taking a swipe at his captain. Not that Phil Mickelson and Tom Watson were BFF’s to begin with, but when […]

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U.S. got the Ryder Cup captain it hired
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The problem was they did not really want Tom Watson. Sure, they said they wanted Tom Watson, and then they gave him the job, and then they gave all sorts of lip service to how great it would be to have a hard-nosed legend like Tom Watson captaining the U.S. Ryder Cup team again. But, […]

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Golf Channel Set to Kick Off Inaugural Big Break Invitational Tournament at Reynolds Plantation
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A field of 40 former Big Break competitors will go head-to-head in full tournament conditions for the first time at the inaugural Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation, a four-day invitational tournament airing live on Golf Channel Tuesday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. ET. Taking place at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation  in Lake Oconee, Ga., […]

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Meet the biggest 'Big Break' fans ever
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LAKE OCONEE, Ga. – Think you’re the biggest “Big Break” fan ever? You’ve got nothing on JoAnn Perry and George Painter. The couple of 22 years traveled 1,500 miles from Albuquerque, NM, to the Reynolds Plantation this week to meet their favorite “Big Break” contestants and watch the reality stars in real life. “I thought it was […]

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